Brilon is your bet if you’re looking to relax in the lap of wondrous natural beauty. Look no further than this historic city if you’re thinking of spending an active winter with all sorts of winter sport facilities and fun. Of course, if historical architecture is what you want to check out, again, this town is your answer.
Brilon has what it takes to make you forget your cares and totally lose yourself in a self-indulgent, quiet vacation.
If history is what you’re after, you should begin with the splendid Town Hall that lords it over all at the Market Place. Its spectacular Baroque façade certainly draws attention and holds it while you’re there. Don’t miss the lovely fountain surrounded by a gardenscape that would make a lovely backdrop for photographs.
The old parish church of Sts. Peter and Andrew, dating back to the 14th century, is another medieval attraction with its own set of arresting features. The Nikolaikirche, dating back to the 18th century, stands by the side of the town square.
Perhaps the most interesting of all monuments might be the remnants of the old wall that surrounded the city in its glorious past. The Derk Goal is what’s left of this edifice and you’ll certainly be impressed by this looming structure which is in fact a gatehouse of the old fortress.
Visit the Municipal Museum for an informative as well as exciting afternoon that will have you armed with plenty of useful information regarding the land you’re traveling on. From dinosaur fossils to medieval artifacts, there’s never a dull moment here whatever your age may be.
The Rothaargebirge nature park, which means the Red Haired Mountain, showcases the best of nature in Brilon. Enjoy the lovely dark woods and the peace of nature.
The Kahler Asten is also an interesting spot; it’s the highest peak at 841 meters with its observation deck giving you fantastic views all around.
Brion comes alive in the last weekend of June when it celebrates the Schützenfest. You don’t have to wait for June to enjoy the vibrant culture for there’s always something going on in Brilon.